Creep Strain Of Clay Masonry Walls In The Eight-storey Building

Summary

The long-term compressive strain, involving both short-term  elastic strain and creep strain, of clay masonry shear walls  in an eight-storey apartment building during its construction and use was assessed.  The values of total long-term strain were measured over a period of three years and three months.  The strain values of both internal and external clay masonry shear walls were measured within the first and second storey of the building.  The temperature of  the walls was also measured.  The thermal expansion coefficients of both masonry types used in the external and internal walls were also determined, and the clay masonry were analysed.  These additional investigations made it possible to calculate the strain values in the existing masonry walls, to calculate the values of the creep coefficient of two types of clay masonry, and to compare these values with those given in Eurocode 6, Part 1-1.  Abstract only.

Primary author(s): Pume D

                            Czech Technical University

Source: 12th Int.Brick/Block Masonry Conf. Proc. Vol.2

            Madrid,25-28 June 2000,p.1463

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